Frontline Partners with Youth Network
In 2005, Toronto was devastated by a season of gun violence that took the lives of too many of our city’s youth. Frontline youth workers, who were immersed in the lives of at-risk youth throughout the city, decided that something needed to be done. Isolated from each other and subject to the policies and politics of both governments and their own organizations, these youth workers decided to band together and formed The Frontline Partners with Youth Network – a network dedicated to supporting the work and lives of those working on the front lines. The Centre for Social Innovation helped FPYN find its feet by creating a governance structure based on the constellation model, and provided strategic and in-kind support to this important initiative.